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 for Advertising
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  advertising \advertising\ n.
     1. a communication publicly promoting some product or
     Syn: ad, advertisement, advert
          [WordNet 1.5]
     2. 1 the business of advertising; the activity engaged in by
        professional publicists for pay.
     Syn: advertizing, publicizing, the advertising profession,
          the advertising industry
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Advertise \Ad`ver*tise"\ (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Advertised; p. pr. & vb. n. Advertising.] [F. avertir,
     formerly also spelt advertir, to warn, give notice to, L.
     advertere to turn to. The ending was probably influenced by
     the noun advertisement. See Advert.]
     To give notice to; to inform or apprise; to notify; to make
     known; hence, to warn; -- often followed by of before the
     subject of information; as, to advertise a man of his loss.
     [1913 Webster]
           I will advertise thee what this people shall do. --Num.
                                                    xxiv. 14.
     [1913 Webster]
     4. To give public notice of; to announce publicly, esp. by a
        printed notice; as, to advertise goods for sale, a lost
        article, the sailing day of a vessel, a political meeting.
        [1913 Webster]
     Syn: To apprise; inform; make known; notify; announce;
          proclaim; promulgate; publish.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a public promotion of some product or service [syn: ad,
           advertisement, advertizement, advertising,
           advertizing, advert]
      2: the business of drawing public attention to goods and
         services [syn: advertising, publicizing]

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